Cranston Animal Shelter

The Cranston Animal Shelter, which houses stray cats and dogs along with homeless pets, is located at 920 Phenix Avenue. The staff can be reached at (401)-464-8700.

Public Hours:

Tuesday-Friday: 12pm-4pm

Saturday: 11am-3pm

Sunday and Monday: The Shelter is closed to the public, however, there is an Animal Control Officer on duty to clean, feed, and answer Animal Control calls from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Adoptions: All adoption applications are to be completed at the shelter with our Adoption Coordinator. Adoption Fees are required and are as followed:  
Dogs $300 (Includes microchip) 
Cats $150
Kittens $175
Microchips are an additional $50

Adoption Fees are only payable by money order! 
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Wildlife Calls: The City of Cranston will not trap live nuisance wildlife or pests. Please call Department of Environmental Management (DEM) or a private pest removal company. For injured wildlife, please call the Wildlife Rehab Center or DEM. https://www.riwildliferehab.org/   https://dem.ri.gov/natural-resources-bureau/fish-wildlife/wildlife-hunting/wildlife-you

Dog Licenses and Rabies: All animals are to be kept up to date with their rabies vaccinations. If you are unsure of your pets vaccination status, call your regular veterinarian. It is best to stay safe! All dogs are to be licensed within the city through Cranston City Hall. https://www.cranstonri.gov/departments/city-clerk-records-and-licenses/dog-licenses/

Return to Owners and Surrenders: If your animal is at the shelter or you are in need of surrendering your pet, please call the shelter directly at 464-8700. We can only accept surrenders from the City of Cranston. The owner is responsible for transportation and holding fees. 

Where can I have my animal spayed or neutered? 
Potter League Spay and Neuter Clinic - 235 Elm St, Warwick, RI 02888 (401)-369-7297
RISPCA Animal Health Center - 40 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915 (401)-228-3333

Providence Animal Rescue League - 34 Elbow St, Providence, RI 02903 (401)-412-1399 ext. 204

Pets in Need Clinic - 50 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915 (401)-270-3832


Animal Control's most frequent calls are for loose dogs and dog bites. If you see a loose dog, please do not chase it but call us directly at 464-8700 or Cranston Police at 942-2211. There are no leash laws on cats - we will not trap stray cats. 

Questions can be directed to:

920 Phenix Ave

Cranston, R. I. 02920

401-464-8700 OFFICE

401-414-7291 FAX